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London: UK threat level raised to 'critical' after Tube blast

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London: UK threat level raised to 'critical' after Tube blast

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Britain’s Prime Minister announced that the UK terror threat level has been raised to ‘critical’ following the blast on a London underground train on Friday.

The so-called Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the attack and police say they are treating the explosion, which left 22 people hospitalized, as a “terrorist incident”.

Britain’s terror threat level had been at ‘severe’, meaning an attack was highly likely. At ‘critical’ MI5 describes the threat level as ‘an attack is expected imminently’.

In a televised statement PM May said that armed police and members of the military would be seen on the streets in the coming days.

“For this period, military personnel will replace police officers on guard duties at certain protected sites that are not accessible to the public, she said.